Brian Blackburn

Brian Blackburn

Infectious disease doctor, Tropical medicine doctor

Bio:   Dr. Brian Blackburn specializes in the treatment of infectious diseases. He has practiced for over a decade in this specialty, and has a special interest in travel and tropical medicine, and in infections in patients with compromised immune systems
4.8 out of 5
65 Patient Ratings
44 Patient Comments

Travel Medicine Clinic

Travel Medicine Clinic
  • 211 Quarry Road
  • 2nd Floor, Suite 202
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5700
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Infectious Disease Clinic

Infectious Disease Clinic
  • 211 Quarry Road
  • 2nd Floor, Suite 202
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5200
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University Infectious Disease Fellowships (2002) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (2000) CA
  • Internship: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (1998) CA
  • Medical Education: Rosalind Franklin University The Chicago Medical School (1997) IL
  • Certificate of Knowledge, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Trop Medicine, Travelers Health (2010)
  • EIS, Centers for Disease Control, Epidemiology (2005)
  • Board Certification: Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2002)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2000)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Infectious Diseases (2002)
  • Internship, Residency, Chief Res, Stanford University, Internal Medicine (Chief Resident 2002-03) (2000)
  • Medical Education (MD), Chicago Medical School, Medicine (1997)
  • BS, UCLA, Biology (1992)

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, AOA chapter - Chicago Medical School (1995)
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologist's Award, ASCP (1995)
  • Amstrong Award - Excellence in Patient Care, Stanford Dept of Medicine (2000)
  • Chicago Medical School Alumni Association Award, Chicago Medical School (1997)
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford School of Medicine (2008)
  • Distinguished Service to Housestaff Education, Stanford Dept of Medicine, Chief Residents (2008)
  • Exceptional Preceptor Award, Ambulatory Medicine Clerkship, Stanford University Dept of Medicine (2007)
  • Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America (2018)
  • Graduation with Departmental Honors, UCLA Dept. of Biology (1992)
  • Infectious Diseases Division Teaching Award, Stanford University Department of Internal Medicine (2013, 2012, 2010, and 2007)
  • McGraw-Hill Academic Achievement Award, McGraw-Hill - Chicago Medical School (1994)
  • Vosti Award - Excellence in Teaching, Stanford Division of Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine (2013, 2012, 2010, and 2007)

Administrative Appointments

  • Affiliated Faculty Member, Stanford Center for African Studies (2006 - Present)
  • Affiliated Faculty Member, Stanford Univ. Woods Institute for the Environment (2009 - Present)
  • Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs, Stanford Univ Division of Infectious Diseases (2008 - 2011)
  • Committee member, Stanford Internal Medicine Intern Selection Committee (2005 - 2009)
  • Committee member, Stanford Internal Medicine Residency Review Commitee (2005 - 2010)
  • Committee member, Stanford Pharmacy and Therapeutics Antibiotic Subcommittee (2005 - Present)
  • Committee member, Stanford Surgical Care Improvement Project (2007 - 2007)
  • Committee member, Stanford Quality Initiative on Sepsis (2008 - 2009)
  • Committee member, Infectious Diseases Society of America Training Program Directors’ Committee (2017 - Present)
  • Committee Member, ACGME Infectious Diseases Milestones Development National Committee (2019 - Present)
  • Director, Scholarly Concentration in Global Health, Stanford University School of Medicine (2010 - Present)
  • Faculty Fellow, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health (2015 - Present)
  • Fellowship Program Director, Stanford University Division of Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine (2014 - Present)
4.7

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.7

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

4.9

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.7

Recommended to others

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Excellent always the best I am thankful to have the best DOCTORS.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr. Blackburn was so amazing. He was so prepared. His knowledge and ability to communicate information was exceptional. We went for travel vaccines and we will always return to him for needed help in her future.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Excellent attention in general.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Excellent thank you!

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Blackburn is an exceptional doctor! Thorough, professional, knowledgeable about int'l travel vaccines!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Professional and good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

The kindness & confidence that they give their patients on attending them.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

He was warm, caring, and thorough, as are all Stanford doctors. I'm so impressed with your staff at Stanford.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Blackburn quite informative.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Care providers were so professional and helpful & courteous.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Blackburn was extremely thorough! He gave me a considerable amount of time to answer my questions & explain everything. A+!

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4.8 out of 5
65 Patient Ratings
44 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Excellent always the best I am thankful to have the best DOCTORS.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr. Blackburn was so amazing. He was so prepared. His knowledge and ability to communicate information was exceptional. We went for travel vaccines and we will always return to him for needed help in her future.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Excellent attention in general.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Excellent thank you!

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Blackburn is an exceptional doctor! Thorough, professional, knowledgeable about int'l travel vaccines!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Professional and good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

The kindness & confidence that they give their patients on attending them.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

He was warm, caring, and thorough, as are all Stanford doctors. I'm so impressed with your staff at Stanford.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Blackburn quite informative.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Care providers were so professional and helpful & courteous.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Blackburn was extremely thorough! He gave me a considerable amount of time to answer my questions & explain everything. A+!

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

I am very satisfied with the care provider as well as the whole team.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Blackburn is very friendly and very professional. He took time to answer all my questions, he explained my problem, using words I could understand. He ordered blood test for me, he followed up the result and called me right the way and instructed what I had to do.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Good attention to everyone thank you very much.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Excellent doctor. Thorough explanation of treatment options. Friendly manners. Attentive to patient concerns.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Blackburn is excellent!

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Doctor Blackburn is great.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Blackburn has been taking care of my health since last year. He is always ready to listen and takes time. He goes above and beyond.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Blackburn provided excellent care. Deep knowledge of antibiotics and attention to patient's needs.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Blackburn goes above and beyond when it comes to my care. I am very fortunate to have him or my doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

My case is rather complicated. Having this lung infection and cancer all at the same time - Dr. Blackburn sure is cut out for his job - but he showed compassion and patience making me feel comfortable and going above and beyond. Great doctor!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Most helpful.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Very good to excellent. Time well spent. Did think I needed to follow up however.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Love the CARE!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Blackburn is wonderful, friendly, patient, clear, smart, consults, makes decisions when I want him to. He's everything I'd want in a doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Blackburn took time to explain my problems & concerns and answered my questions thoroughly. He is personable and caring!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Wonderfully.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Blackburn is an excellent professional and excellent human being.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Blackburn took the time to discuss all possible options so I would feel informed. He was great!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

An excellent doctor & human being -

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Blackburn is wonderful!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Outstanding physician. Took time to explain all procedures & plan. Discussed at level of patient understanding.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Most excellent...

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I was surprised at the high level of attention & care & willingness to explain answers thoroughly. A superb doctor!

SHC Patient, May 2015

Could not have been treated better!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Blackburn, Brian Guy was very good doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

The doctor was very kind and explained options and really was excellent and listened to me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

I liked the doctor very much.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

I am very fortunate to have Dr. Blackburn as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Best in-the west.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Blackburn always takes time, always friendly always knowledgeable & when he doesn't know something he calls a colleague or looks it up.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Never got resolution to the problem I waited a month to see him about. I have to see him again.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Not the most friendly.